Oakland’s 9th Avenue Terminal and Brooklyn Basin

Oakland (Michael Halberstadt)
Oakland (Michael Halberstadt)

For years I’ve noticed an interesting building from highway 880 but never got around to viewing it up close. Finally I made the short detour only to find that this handsome facade is both a) really cool for photography and b) scheduled for demolition.

Oakland (Michael Halberstadt)
Oakland (Michael Halberstadt)

The area will soon be home to a ginormous development project dubbed Brooklyn Basin.

Oakland (Michael Halberstadt)
Oakland (Michael Halberstadt)

Pity that such a historic landmark will be demolished, but what are you gonna do?